- Angst but fluff and good ending too
- Ageswap (Jk's 24 y/o and Tae's 22 y/o)
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He even tried several times to make friends during his runaways, but his small wings and his tail covered with weak flames constantly frightened the strangers who crossed his path.
Being a phoenix hybrid had always scared Taehyung because it was very hard for him to control his flames and he often burned things around him or injured people nearby.
Training with his father was often physical training to strengthen Taehyung so that he could take control over his phoenix part.
It was also his mother who took care of his education and taught him how to cook and garden.
Taehyung could clearly remember the beginning of that day.
But suddenly he heard a car approaching their house and knowing that his parents were at home he looked out the window-
The three strangers were there, each with guns in their hands, standing in front of the three frightened and shocked hybrids.
It was at that moment that his heart stopped for a moment, that no more air was coming out or entering his lungs, that time seemed to have stopped-
In an instant his room and all his belongings burned around him, leaving nothing but greyish ashes to replace all the various colourful things that decorated the room.
Taehyung didn't know what to think or do, he had lost the control that he had kept so painfully.
Before the three men who hadn't noticed him yet started shooting at him, which gave his father an opportunity to throw himself on one of them.
Fortunately, luck hadn't completely left him and as he left the forest he found himself facing an old house.
After talking a little with this lady who turned out to be a widow with a grandson about Taehyung's age, Tae had stayed in bed all day and cried a lot, but the old lady-
He had been living here for 4 years now and was already 22 years old. He had spent the first year to mentally recover from the emotional shock he had experienced.
But the second year he decided to finally go out and try to find work. It turned out that this task was harder than he thought. The hardest part for him wasn't finding a job but rather keeping it.
He couldn't help it, since he lived in the city he was constantly observing the city and people around him.
But one day while he was painting in a small plain near the forest he got lost in his thoughts and was brought back to reality by a powerful smell of smoke.
When he heard the fire and police siren Taehyung picked up the things Jimin had offered him-
Taehyung couldn't help looking at them a little fascinated.
Actually, all but one.
Taehyung was even more surprised when he saw the two big fluffy black ears on this man's head.
It wasn't until several minutes later when all the firemen left that Taehyung reincarnated.
He thought that if he kept it he might ask him to give it back if they ever saw each other again.
This time Taehyung decided to go to Jimin's and stay all night. So, he packed a few things, informed the old lady and left for his friend's place.
He arrived at his place rather quickly, Jimin lived in an apartment in the city centre, it wasn't very big but the sight was magnificent.
He was obsessed with the view from the glass wall of the elevator.
“We literally just saw each other a few hours ago Jimin” Jimin turned around and pouted as he grabbed his phone in his kitchen
“You’re a bit to whinny today kitten, aren’t you?” asked Taehyung with an even bigger smirk as a faint blush was now showing on Jimin's cheeks
“Stop it, Hoseok and Jin aren't even here”
“One you forgot that Yoongi also enjoys it when we do that and two it's way too funny to see you flustered” Taehyung said as he showed his big boxy smile to Jimin.
What had also brought Yoongi and Hoseok closer to him was that they were both hybrids.
Even though he was shy Yoongi was a black panther hybrid-
And Hoseok was a cat hybrid, so Yoongi and him got along very well even if Hoseok was sometimes a little too energetic for the panther hybrid.
As they started to eat, they'd put on one of the movies. But soon they started talking and didn't even pay attention to the film continuing in the back.
“Jimin I-I'm sorry but-“ Taehyung was immediately cut off by his friend's voice
“But it was you. You caused that fire, right?”
“You don’t need to apologize about that. I know that it's your flames' fault Tae don’t worry” Jimin smiled at Taehyung who still kept a sad expression on his face even after what his friend had told him
"Stop, it’s okay Tae I’ll buy you another sketchbook and canvas stop worrying about things like that.
"You woulnd't" Jimin pretended to be offended and then replied with a slight smile that he couldn't contain anymore
“So, someone stole you? You should have called me. We should have filed a report.
“No! Well, actually, I know how to get it back. But I need you to listen to me and not kill me for what I'm gonna say” Jimin rolled his eyes before looking back at Taehyung who seemed really serious about the 'not kill me' part
“Okay, I kinda want to… startafiretoattractthebeautifulfiremanandgetmysketchbookandcanvasbackandmaybegethisnumtoo” Jimin seemed to take a few seconds to understand what Tae had just said at full speed without even catching his breath.
"Okay, I kinda want to... start a fire to attract the beautiful fireman and get my sketchbook and canvas back and maybe get his num too"*
“Well, he's technically the one who stole my stuff”
“Actually, I wasn't really there anymore when he took my stuff...” Jimin sighed and put his hands on his face
“Yeah kinda” Jimin sighed but smiled softly before stroking Tae's hair finding him really cute when he was shy
They had found an abandoned house a bit away from the city and the forest, checked that it was empty and then put on fireproof clothes. Everything was ready.
“No, I’m not Jiminie… That’s part of why you’re here…” answered Taehyung before taking Jimin’s hand on his own “But if you want to go then I’m not gonna stop you.
“Stop Tae. I’m not gonna leave you. I would never. But… don't you think this is going a little too far just to get your stuff back?” Taehyung didn't answer back.
So of course, he wanted it back at all cost.
Taehyung knew that his plan was a much better idea.
“Thank you Minie”
The plan had begun.
Soon enough 2 fire trucks arrived, men and women all running out of it like ants running out of their anthill after a child had fun walking on it.
And he soon saw him stepping out of the truck slowly.
Taehyung watched attentively every move of the hybrid. He needed to talk with him face to face but for that he needed to isolate him.
So, he turned on the transmitter and immediately heard a loud whistle coming from the device.
The noise was really unpleasant, Taehyung knew it, but it seemed to work as the fireman gave some orders before heading towards the source of the ultrasound.
“Tae don't you think we should get up?” Jimin whispered at his friend who seemed paralized.
Both were now standing in front of a shocked hybrid.
No one made a move nor said anything, the two hybrids just contemplated each other while Jimin was lost in the middle of this soundless encounter.
He tried to escape Jimin's grip as he attempted to calm Tae, but nothing seemed to work.
But when small flames began to appear on the red-haired boy's clothes he decided to intervene.
The red-haired man immediately fell on the ground and Jungkook dropped next to him to stop the flames, not even caring about the other man.
"Wha- what is going on?!" Jungkook couldn't figure out what happened.
Jungkook suddenly remembered the boy who disappeared like that in front of him some time ago.
When the realisation hit him, he immediately turned around to face the other guy that he -almost- forgot earlier.
It's only after a moment that he answered.
So after some time looking at the ashes he finally decided to get up and go back to the truck.
Taehyung really hoped so. He hoped that the cute bunny smile on the man's face when he was laughing at anything his colleagues were telling wasn't just the result of his imagination or even-
He really wished he wasn't one of those beasts.
After the firemen left Taehyung went to Jimin's place.
He took him gently into his arms and carried him to his bed before leaving the apartment.
But as he went out of the building he realised that it was right now that he felt the most like a child.
He knew that his shyness wouldn’t let him stand for long and so his feet began to move, to guide him through the streets all more animated one after the other as each step he was taking was a suffering as if all those voices in his head, all those-
The bustle of the city gradually began to disappear, as well as the blinding lights that went with it.
Taehyung continued to walk as the calm surrounding him seemed to slowly lighten each of-
He couldn’t stop his legs from moving forward but when he suddenly came to a stop he knew exactly where he was. He didn't need to look up, didn't need to look around.
He wasn’t knowing why he was there, but he just went to the closest tree as ashes flew away at every step he took.
As he felt the wind blowing his hair out of his face, he saw a few clouds of dust flew away from the deformed black structure lying on the ground as owls and bats flew over the great disaster-
The scenery was almost peaceful.
It was the first time he came back here after that day and he soon fell asleep with the memory of his parents in mind not provoking him to burst into tears like usual but rather drawing a peaceful smile-